The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas By Ursula Le Guin

So the story begins off in a paradise called Omelas but this time of the year there is a celebration which is called Festival of Summer. So a little history on this city which is not govern by any kings or police/ government officials and  they accomplished so much without any ruler nor use of slavery. As mentioned on page 1,column 1, second paragraph sentence 4-6 explanation of how things worked there. I found one part ironic in the text where the author describe the people in this town as “They were very mature, intelligent, passionate adults whose lives were not wretched later on I found this to be ironic which I will discuss later on in this text. After some time I found out “drooz” was some sort of a stress suppressor which gave them excitement on page 1, column 2 , bottom of the page “drooz which first brings a great lightness and brilliance to the mind and limbs” so now I think this town isn’t so a paradise anymore if you need that sort of thing to feel good.  Later on we meet a child who was held capture in a dungeon like scenario which it was forced to stay there. In seems like it wasn’t normal looking so people didn’t think of humane respect  so It was mistreated(physically punished by being kicked around,most likely hit with brooms) which can also be a reason it was afraid of the m. This right there gave a real image of what people there are really like instead of the fake personalities that show on the outside. The people was willing to give up the child happiness so they can live in the town not being worried about anything since the child misery is  what made Omelas “the prosperity and beauty and delight” .Well the end confused me a bit with people leaving Omela after seeing this child, was it because of regret or was it because they did not want to embrace the false happiness knowing that the child freedom was removed so it lives in despair so the town itself enjoys the fake paradise?

“The Yellow Wallpaper”:

When I first read this short story I felt as if I was visiting a abandon old nursery home where illegal activities were being place since the setting of the old place had maze like gardens. Jon suggest that even her imaginative power with the nervousness would lead to fancies that only in certain conditions can be produced. I saw this around page 3 in which John was suggesting that her sickness was also a part of her this imaginative power.

After reading up to the beginning main point of the story which was the wall paper, I began to understand the narrator’s obsession with the wall paper and the type of relationship she had with john who later appears as a lover on page 5 “Why darling! said he, “our lease will be up in three weeks, and I can’t see how to leave before”.  As the weeks past the author determines that only she can understand the wallpaper on the same page (5.) “There are things in that paper that nobody knows but me, or ever will” since she stayed in that room for long amounts of time since she was suffering from some sort of sickness but John just didn’t believe her so she had to stay away from anything that was stressful.

Going back to the subject of the narrator’s obsession with the wall paper later appear as if a woman lived in the paper and only she would leave in the daytime and the narrator painted the scenario  of this woman seeming like there were a ghost inside the place. In the end the room caused her to have these delusions of “creeping women” around the area so she really believe people came out of this “paper” and the only one that is able to save her is John to take her away from that place to finally be able to take the narrator home.